Kidnappers abduct Adamawa top government official

Report from Adamawa state says gunmen suspected to be kidnappers have kidnapped a permanent secretary attached with the Adamawa State Ministry of Mineral Resources.

It was gathered that Emmanuel Piridimso’s abduction happened in his residence at 3:30 am on Wednesday and was taken to an unknown place.


“The kidnappers who were well armed shot sporadically. We don’t know why they kidnapped him; “They also went away with his phones and those of his wife, a member of the family was quoted as saying by The Sun.

According to report, members of the family have tried to contact his abductors, “We tried contacting them several times through his line, the call went through but the abductors did not respond to the call and they are yet to contact us.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Police Command, Sulaiman Nguroje, who confirmed the kidnap, said the police had already deployed the IG’s rapid-response team to track, arrest the culprits and rescue the victim.”

Cases of kidnapping have skyrocketed in Adamawa and some parts of Nigeria in the last five years. Sani Ribadu, the younger brother of the former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was a victim in 2014.

In April 2019, a prominent businessman in the state Abubakar Bashar was kidnapped along Yola-Numan road. His abductors requested for N20 million as ransom.

Some community leaders in the state had also reportedly raised an alarm about their safety. The District Head of Bazza, in the Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Alh. Saidu Bashiru, a retired Assistant Controller of Prisons, is one of them.

Away from Adamawa, the kidnappers have not spared the hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari, Daura.

On May 2, 2019, it was gathered that Alhaji Musa Umar, the district head of Daura, was kidnapped by four unidentified gunmen until he was set free in July.


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